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17 August 2017 - 7 October 2017

KNIVES IN HENS

'A tremendous play' Guardian
'A modern classic' Daily Telegraph
'Highly recommended' Independent

★★★★ Daily Telegraph | ★★★★ Guardian | ★★★★ Independent | ★★★★ Times | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ Mark Shenton, London Theatre | ★★★★ City AM

'I have no name for the thing which is in my head. It is not envy. It is more than envy. It does not scare me. I must look close enough to discover what it is.'

A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction.

David Harrower's haunting play established him as one of the UK's leading contemporary playwrights. Multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber brings her own distinctive style to this tense, modern classic.

Photo of Judith Roddy by Daniel Kennedy
Rehearsal and production photography by Marc Brenner
 
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Location

Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham Street

London WC2H 9LX

Box Office

020 3282 3808

Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

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CAST
in order of speaking

Young Woman JUDITH RODDY
Pony William CHRISTIAN COOKE
Gilbert Horn MATT RYAN

PRODUCTION

Director YAËL FARBER
Designer SOUTRA GILMOUR
Lighting Designer TIM LUTKIN
Sound Designer CHRISTOPHER SHUTT
Composer ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE
Movement Director IMOGEN KNIGHT
Casting ALASTAIR COOMER CDG

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